Oasis of the Seas Review

Dated ship and poor food quality

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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2024

I sailed Oasis of the Seas for 7 nights last week. The ship left from Miami on 1-21 and returned on 1-28. Overall the cruise was fine but I couldn't help but leaving disappointed. I sailed Oasis years ago when it was new and the largest ship in the world. A couple of years later I sailed on the sister ship, Allure of the Seas. Both ships were outstanding back then. It's hard to believe that the Oasis is already dated but it is.

Royal Caribbean said that the ship had been 'newly refurbished'. In fact, the staterooms seemed new. The rest of the ship had dirty carpet, rust spots, dirty windows and more. The hot tubs were warm rather than hot. More and more space on the ship has now been devoted to water parks and things for kids to do (great if you have young children) - but not the best for adults.

Most disappointing was the lack of value compared to the past. Lobster night (a staple of Royal Caribbean for years) is now gone - seeming lost to the accountants who want to ensure Royal Caribbean makes even more money. Drinks are very expensive at $14 a piece. And a beverage package for soda, sports drinks, etc. costs an outlandish $46.02 per day per person!!!! Food at the buffet was pretty much the same each day. The better food has all moved to 'specialty' restaurants that were not all that special with an up charge. I can get better sushi in Evergreen Colorado where I live. Couldn't find simple things in the morning like jam for my bagel. Fruit selection is all the cheapest pineapple and melon. Hard to find a banana that wasn't over ripe.

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